Grateful Dead Live at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center on 1985-02-20
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- 2004-03-31 11:22:39
- Oakland, CA
- Taped by
- Alan Powell
Subject: A better copy of this is forthcoming
Subject: hidden gem/best aud of this
Subject: major channel errors
MUSIC-WISE: Completely disagree with review below about this being lifeless. There are some dropped lyrics and both Garcia and Weir have rough voices (that at moments seem to pop right back into great form), but the playing is fiery and the show is full of wonderful moments.
Subject: not phoned in...
Subject: phoned in!
Subject: Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center on 02-20-85
Subject: Chinese New Year Show
It was Chinese New Year, and before the show started there was a Chinese group playing as a dragon danced around the stage...visually stunning.
No seats on the floor...plenty of room to dance and the entire first section of people at the stage were sharing everything...a group bonding move to be sure.
On a personal note...I was 17 at the time and my sister and I were on vacation in San Fran with my parents. I heard the DJ "M" on KFOG talking about the show the night before over in Oakland.
We called to get the datails, and before I hung up, he had given us free passes to the show. I convinced my parents to drop us of (My father had never seen the sceen and was a little freaked).
We went in and got a spot close to the stage...a girl handed me something and away it went...great memory and show.
One last thing...when we were on our way over the Bay Bridge with my parents, my father hands me the map and asks how to get to the hotel...I just kind of laughed and told him he was doing fine.
Subject: Another meltdown in the rubber room
Subject: SBE Sadness
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